Essential support for the sensitive creator
If you are an artist on any level trying to survive or thrive in this world,
support is not a luxury! It’s a basic need. It’s your birthright.
Because we're creative, we sometimes get caught in intricate patterns that stop us from simply doing the life-sustaining creative work we set out to do. Things like overwhelm, procrastination, fear, shame and anxiety can keep you pretty busy. And how do you find time in your busy day for your creative practice especially if you're a busy professional, a parent or a caregiver? Is there a small voice inside saying "what about me?"
I know, because I started out with a lot of creative desire, but didn't have the support to make my creative dreams a reality. It took me many years (decades even) to not only hone my craft but to learn how to support myself internally and arrange my life so that it could be the right container for my creative work. I hit a wall at one point in my 30's and made a decision to live for my art and to let it guide me.
As a working artist and a coach, I understand intimately what keeps creative people from creating. Certain patterns and habits are running the show that are not in service of you being creatively fulfilled. Some will keep you preoccupied for hours, days and years. Sound familiar? Understand that these patterns and habits will not only waste your time; they can destroy your desire to create; paralyze you for years and dampen your natural joy of expressing yourself.
If you are a sensitive being, you probably have many gifts, but also some barriers that make it especially hard to feel confident, to compete in the marketplace or to expose yourself to the world.
It can be scary to try to buck the current of your conditions and follow a deeper calling. You may not have the training. You might not think you even have time. Or that it's too late. Whatever's in your way, know that you are a creative being and you deserve to have a full expression of yourself. What will it take? Can you decide you are worth it?
As your guide, an experienced Creative who lives and understands the terrain of the sensitive creative, I will share with you some of the life-changing tools and skills to help you move through the peaks and pitfalls of a creative life with more ease and more joy.
Creativity Coaching can help you learn to manage all aspects of the creative process, from your mindset and emotions to your habits and routines.
Here's an example of how we might work:
Perhaps you are feeling thwarted by a voice that is always putting you down. You will learn to create a relationship with that criticizing part of yourself, and find out why it does what it does. Coming from a new place of inner connection, your whole system can release its constraints, and a new pattern can emerge that works in your favor instead of seemingly against your desired ends.
You will get essential tools for regaining your creative momentum.
If you're feeling...
The agony of unfulfilled creative desires
Confusion, spinning your wheels, going around in circles
Afraid to be visible or show your work
Stepped on, pushed aside or not taken seriously
Criticized or Rejected
And you want...
A more helpful relationship with yourself
Cultivate an inner champion
Get started, get going, get moving
Figure out what’s really stopping you
Resolve inner conflicts
Learn to coach yourself
Get clear about what you really, really, really want
Is it time to take care of your Inner Creative?
“Karen listens with attention, curiosity and artistic skills. As a result, I am able to creatively wonder and move forward with my quest and a special delight unfolds in my heart and before my eyes.“
“After a couple of sessions with Karen I had figured out which exact projects I wanted to work on and when I might fit them into my life.
She helped me make the commitment to myself, and it made all the difference having an interested witness. “
- S.H., writer
“She is generous, incredibly helpful and I cannot recommend her enough”
- anonymous, scientist
Healthy relationships = Healthy life
If you want to make the most of your time with others
If you’re tired of getting hijacked by your emotions
If you value clear communication, but don't have the tools when you need them
Thriving as a creative person in this culture requires having a supportive community around us...it takes a village! Conflict Support can help you create rich, engaging relationships. It can help you work through the occasional (and inevitable) interpersonal struggle.